Airwood Flooring Accessories
About the company
Niche business that designs and manufactures a wide selection of premium wood vents and moldings
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario
The company was experiencing growth pains and needed to optimize its output through operational efficiency improvements. The owners were looking for a holistic approach that would motivate employees to get fully involved in the process.
BDC’s operational efficiency experts helped the company identify value-added activities and causes of waste, as well as possible gains from improved efficiency. BDC also assisted the firm in implementing quick wins such as standard operating procedures and better workstation organization and encouraging them to invest in equipment to increase capacity.
- Instilled a continuous improvement mindset among employees
- Implemented standard operating procedures for all equipment and standardized training
- Potential to increase revenues by 30% without adding new accounts
- Doubled capacity with purchase of new equipment, financed by BDC
potential revenue increase